Food Service News
Many thanks to the donors of the Westonka Foodies Angel Fund.
We collected 75% of the amount that has been committed to students this year! We are grateful for each dollar that is donated as it helps to support the 22 students currently receiving assistance on a daily basis and has helped clear negative balances for 20 additional students. We receive requests for assistance on a regular basis and we are grateful for the opportunity to say "yes" due to the generosity of our community. Thank you, again, to all of our donors.
Westonka Foodies annual Angel Fund Drive starts November 11, 2019 and runs through December 31, 2019.
A few years ago, Westonka Foodies staff started a fund called the Angel Fund. Every year since, community members generously donated because they see the struggles some of the Westonka students go through due to financial and personal difficulties in their families. This fund is used to pay for breakfast and lunch meal account charges for students who may otherwise go without.
The goal of the Angel Fund this year is to raise $6,500 to provide fresh, healthy food for the children described above.
We wish we could report to you today that we have no students in such dire circumstances this year, but unfortunately, the number is still very large. Over 350 students have been identified by the school as children who may not have enough to eat on a daily basis. Let’s work together to prevent these things from happening. Please consider making a donation to support these efforts and pass this link to anyone else who may be inclined to do the same. Online donations do not include any transaction fees. All donations will be used to meet the needs of the children described above.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for your consideration,
Back To School Means Back To Lots of Fruits and Veggies at School LunchDid you know that we have fruit and vegetable bars at every location?We take great pride in making sure our customers have a nice selection when it comes to fruits and vegetables each day. Minimally, the students and staff at Westonka will have at least 2 vegetables and at least 2 fruits to choose from to fill their trays. The kitchen managers love to offer freshly sliced apples, oranges, cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries and more when the season allows. For vegetables, a romaine salad is often available plus students and staff may see carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, edamame, sweet peppers, peas, and tomatoes.Offering a large variety of fruits and vegetables encourages everyone to try something new, fill their trays with fruits, and vegetables, and takes the focus off the center of the plate for satiety. We look forward to seeing you in the lines!